Predestination Monday, 16 September 2019


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong sex scene and violence.

  • The pitch:


  • Starring:

    Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Christopher Kirby

  • Directed by:

    Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

  • Running time:

    97 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), R (USA)


    People are shot, burned, punched, near-hit by a car, hair-pulled, wrestled, kneed, elbowed, held at gunpoint, pistol-whipped, beaten. Babies are kidnapped, abandoned. Bomb explosion, objects smashed/thrown, shattering glass. Playground fight. Screaming. Newspaper clippings/discussion of bombings, debris. TV footage of boxing match. Blood/gore: Corpse (photo). Burning, charred flesh, scars. Bloody nose, bloody mouth, bloody hands, bloody bullet wound. Bandages, stitching.


    A couple has sex on a table. Kissing, undressing. Nude couple (side view), exposed breasts, shirtless man, cleavage. Sex change discussed.


    Anesthetic injection administered. Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, shots). Bar setting. Smoking. Testosterone mentioned.


    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Slang for bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals and disabled people. Religious exclamations.


    Time travel, undercover operations, terrorism, identity, orphans, abandonment, bullying, adoption, confessions, stories, etiquette, unwanted pregnancy, childbirth, desperation, loneliness, destiny, fertility, bureaucracy, bartending.


    Birth scene. Hysterectomy mentioned. Hospital, orphanage, bar settings. Spider, plane, toilet, urination, vomiting. Cooking meat. Sweeping aerial cinematography. Based on Robert A Heinlein's All You Zombies.


    Thought-provoking, off-the-wall, bold, epic, compelling, effective, genre-crossing, polished, ambitious, entertaining, involving, well-intentioned, twisty, satisfying, suspenseful, clever, intriguing, classy, entrancing, strange. Exceptional performances, excellent special effects makeup, standout visuals, atmospheric score, faithful to source material.


    Unsubtle, methodical. Weak dialogue, needlessly complex, cheap payoff, story is easy to unravel, frequently states the obvious.

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